Sustainability Career Profile | Rob Ianelli, Oceanworks

June 12, 2018


Rob Ianelli is the CEO and Co-Founder at Oceanworks, an innovative supplier of 100% recycled ocean plastic. Oceanworks is championing the clean-up of our oceans and transforming plastic debris into useful products. He was the founder at Norton Point sunglasses - a product made from that same supply chain, recycled ocean plastic and happens to be a serial entrepreneur.


The space that Rob is in is about to boom. It’s no secret that we are choking ourselves in the plastic we make and use - Rob is coming in as solution (even if just part of it) to a global crisis movement. Our conversation touched on his early days of going to college early, studying abroad, executing a successful Kickstarter campaign, to his current role and outlook on the future.


Links to some of the things we touched on in our conversation: -

Bureo -

Norton Point -

World Oceans Day -

Terracycle -

International Marine Debris Conference -

Microfiber Pollution & the Apparel Industry -

Outerknown -






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